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Three Dimensions: Modern & Contemporary Approaches to Relief and Sculpture

Exhibition extended through December 15, 2017

Left to Right:,  

Left to Right:


Alexander Calder

Small White Discs, 1953

Standing mobile: painted sheet metal and wire

33 x 38 x 27 inches (83.8 x 96.5 x 68.6 cm)

© 2017 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


El Anatsui

Metas III, 2014

Found aluminum and copper wire

110 x 114 inches (279.4 x 289.6 cm)

© El Anatsui


Joan Miró

Homme et femme dans la nuit, 1969

Painted bronze, cast 1/4

34 1/2 x 16 1/4 x 16 inches (87.6 x 41.3 x 40.6 cm) and 29 x 16 5/8 x 17 1/2 inches (73.7 x 42.2 x 44.5 cm)

© 2017 Successió Miró / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris


Claes Oldenburg

Soft Juicit “Ghost” Version, 1965

Canvas filled with kapok, burlap painted with Liquitex on wood base covered with canvas

19 x 18 x 16 inches (48.3 x 45.7 x 40.6 cm)

Copyright 1965 Claes Oldenburg


James Rosenquist

Untitled, 1991

Heart-shaped box top covered in shirt fabric, tie, plastic orchid and paper collage

10 x 9 ½ inches (25.4 x 24.1 cm)

Art © Estate of James Rosenquist/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Left to Right:,  

Left to Right:


Edgar Degas

Dancer Looking at the Sole of Her Right Foot, 1896-1911

Bronze, cast 69Q

19 ¼ x 13 3/16 x 8 13/16 inches (49 x 33.5 x 22.5 cm)


Pablo Picasso

Le Taureau, c. 1949-50

Varnished wood and plaster

26 ¾ inches long (68 cm)

© 2017 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


Henri Laurens

La Lune, 1946

Bronze with brown and green patina, cast 2/4

35 ½ x 19 x 35 ½ inches (90.2 x 48.3 x 90.2 cm)

© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris


Henry Moore

Reclining Figure No. 2, 1953

Bronze with brown and green patina

36 inches long (91.4 cm)

© The Henry Moore Foundation. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2017/

Press Release

Acquavella Galleries is pleased to present a group exhibition, Three Dimensions: Modern and Contemporary Approaches to Relief and Sculpture, from September 25 – November 17, 2017.

On view will be sculptural work in a variety of media, from cast bronzes by Edgar Degas and Henri Laurens, to ceramic works by Fausto Melotti, Pablo Picasso, and Joan Miró, a standing metal mobile by Alexander Calder, fabric works stitched by Louise Bourgeois and Claes Oldenburg, to Eva Hesse’s relief made of industrial materials and El Anatsui’s wall assemblage constructed of discarded newspaper plates.

The exhibition will focus on twentieth and twenty-first century work, representing seminal artists from across Europe, the United States, South America, and West Africa. Works on view will explore several key ideas in modern and contemporary sculptural practice, such as the exploration of unorthodox materials, new choices in subject matter, and the dissolution of the boundary between painting and sculpture.


Media Contacts:

For interviews, background and images, please contact:

Kat Mills

Blue Medium, Inc

Tel: +1-212-675-1800


Emily Crowley

Acquavella Galleries

Tel: +1-212-734-6300


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